700 dentists earn £200,000-plus

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DentistAbout 700 dentists earn more than £200,000 a year - a drop on previous figures.

Of these, 200 earn more than £300,000 a year, while 150 earn £250,000 to £300,000.


The figures relate to taxable income from both NHS and private work among England and Wales's dentists in 2011/12.

In 2010/11, 790 dentists earned more than £200,000 per year, according to the data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

There are 21,300 dentists in England and Wales, with 30% of those earning between £50,000 and £75,000.

Another 18% earn £75,000 to £100,000 while 22% earn £25,000 to £50,000.

Those earning more than £300,000 per year represent the top 1% of earners in dentistry.
Most (63%) earned less than £75,000 in 2011/12.

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